CUC Newsletter – May 20, 2022

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 NIV


RUMC Mission Activity

We are fortunate to have Rev. Marion Brown as our CUC speaker on Sunday. Marion is our Associate Pastor for Chapel Roswell and is also in charge of RUMC’s Mission and Service. She will discuss RUMC mission activity. Her scripture will come from Luke.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

May 15

Members: 74

Visitors: 3

Teacher: 1

Zoom: 24

Total: 102!

Welcome Our New CUC Members!

Our newest members are Mike and Joyce Mishno

CUC Wednesday Night Out

Our summer series of CUC WNO begins this coming week!

WNO dinner for May 25 at 5:30pm will be at Houck’s Grill , 10930 Crabapple Rd, [MENU] Roswell (on West Crossville Rd. next to VG Bistro).

If you don’t sign up in class and can attend, please notify Larry Douglas by Tuesday noon.

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she hopefully has completed her chemo treatments
  • Laverne Lamb as she recovers from shoulder replacement surgery
  • Lynda and Robert Leckie as they begin the process of moving from their home of almost 50 years.
  • Jim and Patricia McCormick as they settle into their new home at Arbor Terrace in Suwannee
  • Jacob Crane – having surgery at 12:30 on this Friday (today) for tonsillectomy.
  • Linda Temples who is now recovering at home following recent serious illness.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone and Charlotte Dodson as they anticipate a move to Chambrel
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother being treated for liver cancer.
  • Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!
  • Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Boswell, Jim & Linda – May 27, 1961- Troy, AL , 61 years,
  • Jim and Patricia McCormick – May 26, 1957, Jackson, MS, 65 years

Memorial Service

The service for Margie Avery will be June 16, 11:00a.m. in the Chapel

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

From RUMC Director of Hospitality Jacob Crane

Enjoy this final week of our restaurant-quality hot meals Affordable Meals to Go Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.

  • Tuesday: Barbeque Chicken, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll. ·
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff w/ Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

Also available: Frozen Meals $5….

  • Teriyaki Pork and Vegetable Stir Fry Noodle,
  • Ham Pasta Carbonara,
  • Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Carrot Souffle,
  • Stewed Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas,

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Bacon and Corn Chowder

For more information, go to RUMC website or contact Jacob Crane.

(This Weekly Meal Service will be on break for summer starting June 3 through August 1. Our final lunch of the season will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022. We plan to resume lunch services on August 2, 2022! During this time the RUMC kitchen will still be available to provide Frozen Meals and Special Requests!)

MUST Summer Lunch & My Neighbor’s Pantry

MUST Summer Lunch & My Neighbor’s Pantry are BACK for 2022! We are excited to kick-off another summer of providing free groceries and easy lunch items for children and families in our community! The 2022 program will begin Monday, June 6th and run every Monday in June and July except for July 4th. There are three ways you can help:

  1. We Need Food! We need LOTS of donations! You can bring donations to The Porch on the campus of Roswell United Methodist Church. (The Porch is the building that was formerly the Coffee House across from the big yellow youth building.)
    Donations can be dropped-off on Sundays 8:30 AM-12:30 PM or on Mondays 12:00-4:00 PM.
    1. Here’s what we need: Boxes of cereal, Blocks of cheese/bags of shredded cheese, Hot dogs,1 lb. bags of yellow rice, 1 lb. bags of black beans, 1 lb. boxes of pasta (spaghetti), Jars of spaghetti sauce, Laundry detergent, Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons),Fresh produce
  2. We Need Volunteers! There are several opportunities to volunteer in-person every Monday in June and July. These volunteer shifts include: Packing bags of fresh produce for distribution (12:00-2:00 PM)Donation intake and organization (2:00-4:00 PM)Grocery distribution – load groceries into cars/facilitate traffic (4:00-7:00 PM)
  3. Bulk Shoppers – shop for laundry detergent, shredded cheese, feminine hygiene products, and rice/beans in bulk to supplement our donations. These bulk purchases are reimbursable. (Note: Bulk donations should be dropped-off on Mondays only.) Here’s the link to the SignUp Genius for June: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084FABAD29A31-myneighbors1
  4. We Need $$! In addition to in-kind donations, we use monetary donations to purchase proteins, sandwich bread, apples, oranges, potatoes, onions, tortillas, cheese, laundry detergent and feminine hygiene products. To make a monetary donation to MUST Summer Lunch & My Neighbor’s Pantry, go to this link: https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate?#!/#%2F Under the “Tithes and Offerings 2022” banner, there is a drop-down menu. Select “My Neighbor’s Pantry” and donate there. This ensures funds make their way to us!
    Questions? Contact Scotty Brewington (scotty@marketjet.com) or Mary Ann Bender (mabender2@gmail.com).

Patriotic Celebration Concerts

Patriotic Celebration Concerts are coming up soon, Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 31, in the main office, Worship Arts office. Tickets Available!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Tickets

Babs and Shaw Skillings are not going to be able to attend the last play at the Atlanta Lyric Theater. It’s Sunday, June 19 at 2pm at the Jennie T Anderson Theater on Marietta Parkway. That’s Father’s Day and would be a great present for that special guy. We have 4 tickets with good seats to offer free to a good home. The play is Matilda. It was on Broadway from 2013 to 2017 for 1555 performances. Here’s the Lyric summary of the play:

“Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents and is the bane of headmistress, Miss Trunchbull—Matilda’s courage and cleverness just might save the day. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable gang of “revolting” children, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp.”

We have good seats and the singing and dancing has always been fabulous. We have really enjoyed the Lyric musicals for many years. First to email me at sskills@bellsouth.net claims them. Enjoy! Shaw

  • Patriotic Celebration Concerts Friday, June 24 , 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26 ,3 p.m.
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20


CUC Newsletter -May 13, 2022

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1


The Heart of the Magnus Opus

Rusty Gordon has our CUC lesson on this Sunday, May 15. His lesson title is “The Heart of the Magnus Opus”. His scripture is Romans 12. We enjoy having Rusty as our speaker. He always brings us an interesting and challenging message.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

May 8

Members….68

Visitors………4

Teacher……..1

Zoom..……..22

Total………….95

Tees for Honduras

Big thanks to the Wednesday Warriors for rounding up beautiful brand new tees from RUMC Children’s Ministry, and big thanks to CUC class members for their wonderful donations of tees. The recipients will be so happy. All these are going to the folks in Honduras who have practically nothing. The shirts will be treasured and WELL Worn. Big thanks from Claudia and John Phelps.

May Dinner on the Patio

Thanks to our CUC Fellowship Committee for planning for CUC members to get together at Peach and the Porkchop for dinner on the patio last Tuesday.

All enjoyed the good weather, good food, and fellowship time with CUC friends.

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Laverne Lamb as she recovers from shoulder replacement surgery
  • Lynda and Robert Leckie as they begin the process of moving from their home of almost 50 years.
  • Jacob Crane – He will be having surgery within 2 weeks for removal of lump in his neck and on his tonsils to evaluate
  • Linda Temples who is now recovering at home following recent serious illness.
  • Jim and Patricia McCormick – Jim writes, “ I want to let others in CUC know of our circumstances. Patricia has moved to assisted living and memory care at Arbor Terrace in Suwanee. I have moved to an apartment at the same facility to be near her. When we become settled, I will welcome the opportunity to come back to CUC to teach. I follow CUC thru the post (you) share each week, and I thank you for that. Best wishes to you in all that you do! “
  • Peggy McNay writes: After two years, there will be a memorial for my husband Maurice (Mac) McNay this Friday, May 13, at Marietta First United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Please keep me and our family in your prayers as we remember him.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte as Malone continues his recovery from stroke, and they plan a move to Chambrel.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother being treated for liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts – thanksgiving, not needing further chemo
  • Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Bobbie Causey – May 16
  • Mark Goodwin – May 16
  • Martha Jane Mason – May 19
  • Myra Belote – May 21
  • Bob Schnakenberg – May 21

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Memorial Service

The service for Margie Avery will be June 16, 11:00a.m. in the Chapel

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

RUMC Mission Booth

Annette Whaley is in need of furniture and other treasures for our Mission Booth. She has guys who will pick up if you have a larger piece of furniture. All proceeds go to RUMC missions. If you’ve never visited the City Antique & Interior Arts (700 Holcomb Bridge Road behind the new Lidl grocery store) you need to GO. Don’t miss the RUMC booth ‼️‼️ Call or email Annette today. Annette Whaley -770-634-2289. thewhaleys2@bellsouth.net

From RUMC Director of Hospitality

Enjoy our restaurant-quality hot meals Affordable Meals to Go instead of cooking! RUMC Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.

May 17th and May 19th

  • Tuesday: Minced Pork Stir-Fried Noodles, Egg Roll, Oranges.
  • Thursday: Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Roll.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Delicious frozen meals and soups: Frozen Meals $5: Pork Fried Rice, Caribbean Chicken w/ Black Beans and Rice, Chicken Parmesan, Cranberry Glazed Turkey w/ Sweet Potato Souffle, Ham Pasta Carbonara; Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10)Bacon and Corn Chowder

(NOTE: Our frozen meals and soups can sell out quickly, so to ensure your choices will be available when you get to the drive-through, please try to order these items online ahead of time!)

For more information, go to RUMC website or contact Jacob Crane, 770.261.1713.

(This Weekly Meal Service will be on break for summer starting June 3 through August 1. Our final lunch of the season will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022. We plan to resume lunch services on August 2, 2022! During this time the RUMC kitchen will still be available to provide Frozen Meals and Special Requests!)

Join our RUMC family on Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for dinner and fellowship in Fellowship Hall!

This coming Wednesday, May 18, will be the last RUMC Wednesday Night Supper of the Season. Let RUMC Kitchen handle the cooking for one more week! The RUMC Hospitality Team will be back with more Wednesday Night Suppers starting Wednesday August 17, 2022

This Wednesday, our chef’s menu features:

  • Southern Fried Chicken and BBQ Pulled Pork ,
  • Mac and Cheese ,
  • Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas,
  • Honey Butter Biscuits,
  • Featured Salad Bar, Chilled Gazpacho, Strawberry Pie/Key Lime Pie/Assorted Cookies

For those who are more comfortable eating at home, Takeout containers are available in Fellowship Hall.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Calendar

  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – May 7, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13, New American Standard Bible – 1995


How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker has our lesson again this week, completing his series on “How the English Bible Came to Be”. Dean is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe. He has been covering the subjects: Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible, the case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God,

In what language(s) was the Bible originally written? When was the Bible written? Who wrote the Bible?, Why was the Bible written? How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages? How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?, How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?, The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible, and How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible? His lessons are built upon the following words of Scripture: Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

May 1

Members….75

Visitors………5

Teacher……..1

Zoom..………14

Total………….95

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Laverne Lamb as she recovers from shoulder replacement surgery
  • Peter Oliver as he recovers from surgery.
  • Linda Temples , now recovering in a rehab facility following recent serious illness.

Ongoing Prayers

  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma.
  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte as Malone continues his recovery from stroke
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother being treated for liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Pat Phillips – May 9

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Bob Mooney – May 9, 1964, Elkton, MD, 58 years !
  • Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho – May 9, 1970, Kailua, HI, 52 years !
  • George and Gayle Crolius – May 9, 2001, Pompano Beach, FL 21years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

May Dinner on the Patio

Hope you will join CUCers at Peach and the Porkchop for dinner on the patio.

Date: Tuesday, May 10th 6:00pm, Rain date: Tuesday May 17th 6:00pm

Order from the menu, pay your own bill and enjoy time with CUC friends.

We will have a sign up on Sunday, just so we know how many to expect.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to take time to look at the exhibit in the Charis Gallery (in the hall outside the Welcome Center in Building A), The Artists of RUMC. We have several artists of CUC represented : Patricia Mashburn, Larry Hunt and Jan Buckley. Also Gale and Roger Davis’ daughter Perri has several pieces on

exhibit.

T-Shirts for Honduras

If, during spring cleaning, you come across men’s or women’s T’s that you wish to donate to charity, please bring to class on Sunday. We are sending a large crate to Honduras where the need is so great. Thanks!

Questions? Call Claudia Phelps

RUMC Mission Booth

Annette Whaley ( “booth babe”) is in need of furniture and other treasures for our Mission Booth. She has guys who will pick up if you have a larger piece of furniture. All proceeds go to RUMC missions. If you’ve never visited the City Antique & Interior Arts (700 Holcomb Bridge Road behind the new Lidl grocery store) you need to GO. Don’t miss the RUMC booth! Call or email Annette today: 770-634-2289. thewhaleys2@bellsouth.net

RUMC Hospitality

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Frozen Meals $5:Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

Please join our RUMC family on Wednesday evenings for dinner and fellowship from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall! This Wednesday, May 4,

For those who are more comfortable eating at home takeout containers are available in Fellowship Hall. Also “To Go” Family Meals Serving 8 can be ordered ahead and are available for $30

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • May 10 – 6:00pm – Dinner on the Patio at Peach and Pork Chop
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat



CUC Newsletter – April 29, 2022

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:19-21 NIV


How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker has our lesson the next two weeks. He will be finishing his series on “How the English Bible Came to Be”.

Dean is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe. He has been covering the subjects:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible,
  • the case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God,
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?,
  • When was the Bible written?,
  • Who wrote the Bible?, Why was the Bible written?,
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?,
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?,
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible,
  • And How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?
  • His lessons are built upon the following words of Scripture: Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

April 24

  • Members….68
  • Visitors………4
  • Teacher……..1
  • Zoom..………18
  • Total………….91

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members

We are happy to have Doug and Annette Davis as our newest CUC members.

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Laverne Lamb as she recovers from shoulder replacement surgery last Wednesday
  • Peter Oliver (in France) as he recovers from surgery.
    • From Peter: Dear CUC friends, I want to express my sincere thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers you have extended to me since my diagnosis and operation. Your gift of love is a constant and healing blessing for me – as I know it is for so many others – and I look forward eagerly to the time when I can be among you again, and to thank you in person. (Peter’s cousin, Louise Booysen, also thanks the class for their prayers.)
  • Linda Temples – her condition is improving and she will hopefully go to rehab soon, barring further complications
  • Steve Covert’s dear cousin Linda’ s family after her passing last Friday

Ongoing Prayers

  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Dick Anthony with continuing problems with multiple myeloma.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson – “We cherish your prayers, cards, and love. The good news is Malone is improved enough to have the feeding tube removed this week. We still have the need for weekday caregivers, but we are managing nights and weekends ourselves at this time. Our children are present and helpful to us. We miss seeing you in person, but we have loved being able to join you on Zoom. Thanks for your care.” Charlotte
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Doug Davis – May1
  • Kathy Chaplin – May 2
  • Annette Davis – May3
  • Bob Hamilton – May 7

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

May Dinner on the Patio

Hope you will join CUCers at Peach and the Porkchop for dinner on the patio.
Date: Tuesday, May 10th 6:00pm, Rain date: Tuesday May 17th 6:00pm
Order from the menu, pay your own bill and enjoy time with CUC friends.

We will have a sign-up on Sunday, May 1st and May 8th – just so we know how many to expect.

CUC Support of Murphy Harpst

The Spring 2022 Newsletter of Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center includes an article about a three-story external staircase recently completed for James Hall on that campus. The state fire marshal in 2019 recommended that the third floor apartments of that building built in 1927 remain vacant and unused until its emergency staircase was replaced.

Now the space will provide lodging for program interns during the year and serve as indoor space for staff in the event of inclement weather. The first two floors contain clinical care and nursing programs. Among the groups donating funds for this project were the Roswell UMC Foundation and the Roswell UMC Christians Under Construction Sunday School Class. Murphy-Harpst states that “we are incredibly grateful for the support that will allow use of the third story again.”

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to take time to look at the new exhibit in the Charis Gallery (in the hall outside the Welcome Center in Building A), The Artists of RUMC. We have several artists of CUC represented : Patricia Mashburn, Larry Hunt and Jan Buckley. Also Gale and Roger Davis’ daughter Perri has several pieces on exhibit.

Sing with the Sanctuary Choir

Sing with the Sanctuary Choir for the annual Patriotic Celebration Concert! No auditions and no long-term commitments are necessary.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the choir room, Sanctuary building. An Open House will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in the Noah’s Ark classroom, room 258, Sanctuary building. For more information, contact Michael Cromwell.

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry Volunteers are needed! We are getting ready for our next pantry on Monday, May 2nd. If you would like to volunteer in-person that day, there are many ways to help. Here’s the link to the May SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084FABAD29A31-myneighbors1

or contact Scotty Brewington at (404) 518-2829 or scotty@marketjet.com

RUMC Mission Booth

Annette Whaley ( “booth babe”) is in need of furniture and other treasures for our Mission Booth. She has guys who will pick up if you have a larger piece of furniture. All proceeds go to RUMC missions. If you’ve never visited the City Antique & Interior Arts (700 Holcomb Bridge Road behind the new Lidl grocery store) you need to GO. Don’t miss the RUMC booth ‼️‼️ Call or email Annette today. Annette Whaley -770-634-2289. thewhaleys2@bellsouth.net

From RUMC Hospitality

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Frozen Meals $5:Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

Please join our RUMC family on Wednesday evenings for dinner and fellowship from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall!

For those who are more comfortable eating at home takeout containers are available in Fellowship Hall.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Calendar

  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat
  • May 4 – 6:30 – RUMC Choir Open House
  • May 10 –6:00pm – Dinner on the Patio at the Peach and Pork Chop


CUC Newsletter – April 23, 2022

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…. 1Peter 1:3


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Resurrection

We are pleased to have Bob Fletcher teaching CUC this Sunday. His topic is the “Resurrection”. The scripture for his lesson is 1 Corinthians Chapter 15.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Laverne Lamb as she has shoulder replacement surgery on Wednesday, April 27.
  • Peter Oliver as he recovers from colon surgery last Tuesday. Pray that his cancer was caught in time for a full recovery. Louise Booysen, who is his cousin, thanks CUC for their prayers on his behalf.
  • Don and Ann McNew on the loss of Don’s younger sister, Patsy Kerns
  • Nancy Wright, whose sister, Barbara Kelsey, passed away last Friday
  • Bob Burrell, Brenda Burrell’s husband, for healing after breaking his leg in a fall.
  • Linda Temples has been hospitalized in Dallas TX with serious lung and kidney complications. She is now out of ICU. Her condition is improving daily. Al thanks the whole CUC class for their prayers and love.
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Steve Covert asks to continue to remember his dear cousin Linda Ross Crooks and her husband Dick in prayer

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with continuing problems with multiple myeloma.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson for increased strength
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people, and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Sister Backus – April 24
  • Larry Hunt – April 26
  • Robin Hicks – April 29
  • George Crolius – April 30

Anniversaries

  • Jim and Colleen Taylor – April 28, 2002- Las Vegas, NV,20 years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry Volunteers are needed! We are getting ready for our next pantry on Monday, May 2nd. If you would like to volunteer in-person that day, there are many ways to help. Here’s the link to the May SignUp Genius:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084FABAD29A31-myneighbors1 or contact Scotty Brewington at (404) 518-2829 or scotty@marketjet.com

From RUMC Director of Hospitality – Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.

TUESDAY: APRIL 26 – White Bean and Chicken Chili, Steamed Rice, Roasted Tomato, Corn Bread

THURSDAY: APRIL 28 – Dijon Crusted Pork Loin, Wild Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Roll

(NOTE: The hot meal of the day may also be ordered in “Family Size.” “Family Size” serves 6-8 for $30, and is provided in disposable aluminum oven- safe pans. To order “Family Size”, please email our chef, Jacob Crane (jcrane@rumc.com) at least one day before the meal is available at the drive-through.)

ALSO AVAILABLE: Frozen Meals $5:

  • Ham and Cheddar Frittata,
  • Spinach, Mushroom, and Swiss Frittata,
  • Pork Pot Pie,
  • Chinese Pork Meatballs w/ Steamed White Rice,
  • Cheesy Pasta Bolognese, Smoked Gouda ,Mac and Cheese.

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Tomato Bisque,
  • Creamy Chicken,
  • Mushroom, and Rice

(NOTE: Our frozen meals and soups can sell out quickly, so to ensure your choices will be available when you get to the drive-through, please try to order these items online ahead of time!)

Please join our RUMC family on Wednesday evenings for dinner and fellowship from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall!

This Wednesday, April 27, 2022 our chef’s menu features

  • Meatloaf w/ Tomato Gravy,
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes,
  • Roasted Vegetable Medley, Yeast Rolls,
  • Featured Salad Bar, Chicken Soup, and Bread Pudding/Assorted Cookies.

For those who are more comfortable eating at home takeout containers are available in Fellowship Hall. Also “To Go” Family Meals serving 8 can be ordered ahead and are available for $30!

Organ Rededication

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series will present special guest organist Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch in concert on Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Dr. Welch will perform on the new Walker organ console as the organ is rededicated. He is Artist-in-Residence at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas and resident organist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. No tickets are needed.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – April 16, 2022

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:5-6


Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

CUC Sunday School Class

There will be no CUC class this coming Sunday, Easter Sunday

He is risen! Happy Easter!

CUC Class Attendance

April 10, 2022

Members: 76
Visitors: 2
Zoom: 11

Total: 89

New CUC Member

We officially welcome a new CUC Member, Peter Oliver, who has been visiting us regularly on Zoom from his home in France. He is a cousin of Louise Booysen and had been hoping to visit us again in person soon.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to take time to look at the new exhibit in the Charis Gallery (in the hall outside the Welcome Center in Building A), The Artists of RUMC. We have several artists of CUC represented : Patricia Mashburn, Larry Hunt and Jan Buckley. Also Gale and Roger Davis’ daughter Perri has several pieces on exhibit.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Peter Oliver as he anticipates surgery for newly discovered cancer.
  • Bob Burrell, Brenda Burrell’s husband, for healing after breaking his leg in a fall.
  • Linda Temples who is hospitalized in Dallas TX with serious lung and kidney complications.
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with continuing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick and anticipates shoulder surgery on April 27.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Bonnie White – April 17
  • Bob Leckie – April 17
  • Paul Beecham – April 22

Anniversaries

  • Jim and Colleen Taylor – April 28, 2002 – Las Vegas, NV, 20 years!

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

From RUMC Director of Hospitality – Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00. This week’s menus are:

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 – Spaghetti Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread
THURSDAY, APRIL 21 -Tourtiere (Ground Pork Pie), Baked Cinnamon Apples, Glazed Carrots

Frozen Meals $5 (serves 2):

  • Cheesy Pasta Bolognese,
  • Chinese Pork Meatballs w/ Steamed White Rice,
  • Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
  • Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese.
  • This week’s soup is Creamy mushroom

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. The menu is:

Coq Au Vin Blanc (Chicken in Lemon Cream Sauce) , Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Buttered Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque Soup, Cherry Cobbler/Assorted Cookies

Easter is for Everyone!

Consider joining RUMC Kids for a multigenerational gathering to celebrate the Easter season together on this Saturday April 16th, 10AM-12PM , at RUMC outdoors (weather permitting). We would love people of all ages to attend. Invite your grandkids and neighbors! Egg hunts for toddlers – 3rd grade, jumpers, photo booth, and snacks will all be part of the fun.

Seven Last Words

On Good Friday at 7:30 in the Sanctuary there is a service based on the Seven Last Words. Combining scripture and music from the choir it is probably the most meaningful service of the whole Lenten/Easter season.

Easter Brunch

There will be an Easter Brunch following the 11:15 services on Easter Sunday ($5 donation encouraged). Sign up if you are coming at rumc/easter so we can plan accordingly. If you don’t sign up and decide to attend , no worries – there will be plenty of food for all.

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers , if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • April 15 Good Friday, Good Friday,7:30 p.m. Sanctuary , Seven Last Words service
  • April 16 – Easter Egg Hunt – 10:00-12:00
  • April 17 – Easter Sunday
    • 6:30 a.m. Chapel Sunrise Service
    • 9 a.m. – Sanctuary – Contemporary Service
    • 11:15 a.m. – Sanctuary -Traditional Worship Service
    • 11:15 a.m. – Chapel • Chapel Roswell Service
    • Go to RUMC website to learn more.
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – April 8, 2022

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26


Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

CUC Lenten classes continue with Witness at the Cross with Amy Jo Levine. Jeff Coelho leads the final lesson in our study with Chapter 6 , “Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

There will be no CUC class this coming Sunday, April 17th… Easter Sunday

CUC Class Attendance

April 3, 2022

Members: 76
Visitor: 1
Zoom: 17

Total: 94

CUC Membership Numbers Update

Members on roll – 187 ( some are unable to attend)
Active members – 154
Couples – 55
Singles – 44

CUC Small Group Dinners

If you have not had the opportunity to sign up in class for CUC Small Group Dinners and would still like to get together at a dinner, please contact Kris Taylor to be added to an invitation list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to take time to look at the new exhibit in the Charis Gallery ( in the hall outside the Welcome Center in Building A), The Artists of RUMC. We have several artists of CUC represented : Patricia Mashburn, Larry Hunt and Jan Buckley. Also Gale and Roger Davis’ daughter Perri has several pieces on exhibit.

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
  • Steve Covert asks for prayers for his cousin and friend Linda Crooks, her husband Dick, and their family in Rockford, Illinois. Linda is nearing the end of her 16 month battle with brain cancer. May God bless her and her family with comfort and peace.
  • Mimi Taylor’s cancer has returned and she is transitioning to palliative care. Her family asks for prayers for peace and comfort for Mimi and her family in these difficult days and weeks.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with continuing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer. Drs. are encouraging as to the type of treatment planned.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts who is battling cancer.
  • Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Thanksgiving

  • Mary Kay Mills has had a clear bone marrow scan. She is gaining strength and we look forward to having her back among us soon.

Best Wishes

  • Best wishes to Julian and Myra Belote as they move to their new home in Florida.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Jeff Coelho – April 11
  • Martha Knight – April 12

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Appreciation

  • Cheryl Hammersly wrote a note to the CUC class expressing her appreciation for the love, care, concern, and prayers offered her during difficult times.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

RUMC Commons Project

Vince Grosse gives us a short update on the Commons Project:

A Called Church Conference was held on March 30, 2022 in the chapel at 6:30 PM with our District Superintendent presiding over the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to consider a motion to approve moving forward on the Commons Project.

The project includes extensive re-landscaping of the Commons, removal of the Scout Hut, and construction of a classroom building. The motion was voted on by secret ballot and passed with the approval of approximately 75% of those RUMC members in attendance and voting.

From RUMC Director of Hospitality – Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00. This week’s menus are:

  • Tuesday: Chinese Pork Meatballs, Steamed White Rice, Vegetable Stir Fry, Fresh Fruit.
  • Thursday: Pineapple Glazed Ham, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals $5:

  • Moroccan Beef Stew w/ Carrot Raisin Pearl Couscous,
  • Herb Roasted Bone-in Chicken w/ Rice Pilaf (Gluten Free),
  • Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles, Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy and
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Vegetable Minestrone (Vegetarian)

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 – 6:45PM in the Fellowship Hall. Our chef’s menu features:

  • Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy , Sweet Peas and Carrots, Honey Butter Biscuits,
  • Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque Soup, Gooey Butter Cake/Assorted Cookies and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!!

Easter Brunch

There will be an Easter Brunch following the 11:15 services on Easter Sunday ($5 donation encouraged). Let us know if you are coming at rumc/easter so we can plan accordingly. Sign-Up!

Welcome/Door Host Volunteers

Help is needed for Palm Sunday and the 6:30,9, and 11:15 a.m. Easter Services. Schedules will be based on your availability. No extended commitment required. Information/volunteer: JoAn Hobbs, jhobs@rumc.com or 770-261-1731.

Easter is for Everyone!

Consider joining RUMC Kids for a multigenerational gathering to celebrate the Easter season together on Saturday April 16th, 10AM-12PM , at RUMC Outdoors (weather permitting).

We would love people of all ages to attend. Invite your grandkids and neighbors! Egg hunts for toddlers -3rd grade, jumpers, photo booth, and snacks will all be part of the fun. If you would like more information as to how to donate goodies for the event contact our new Children’s Ministries Director, Sabrina Hulse, at shulse@rumc.com.

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers, if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

Pack the Crate!

RUMC is still collecting items to send to the Wesley Medical Center in Venezuela. We’ll keep collecting until Easter. If you can, please pick up one or more of the following items next time you’re at the store:

  • Large canisters of powdered baby formula
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) – adult and children’s
  • Advil (ibuprofen) – adult and children’s
  • Claritin (loratadine) – pill for adult, liquid for children
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine) – adult and children’s
  • Cough medicine (dextromethorphan) – adult and children’s
  • Multivitamins – adult and children’s
  • GasX (simethicone)
  • Tums (calcium carbonate)

We’ll have pieces of the crate in both the Sanctuary and the Chapel buildings to collect donations, then all items will be packaged up to be shipped to Venezuela to support families who visit the clinic. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of one of our great mission partners!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • April 13 – Maundy Thursday – Noon-7 p.m., Sanctuary, Drop-in with Communion
  • April 15 – Good Friday, Good Friday,7:30 p.m., Sanctuary , Seven Last Words service
  • April 16 – Easter Egg Hunt – 10:00-12:00
  • April 17 – Easter Sunday
  • April 17 6:30 a.m. – Chapel Sunrise Service
  • 9 a.m. -Sanctuary – Contemporary Service
  • 11:15 a.m.- Sanctuary –Traditional Worship Service
  • 11:15 a.m. – Chapel • Chapel Roswell Service
  • Easter Go to RUMC website to learn more.
  • April 24, 3:00PM – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – April 1, 2022

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation: the old is gone, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV


Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Women

We are continuing Witness at the Cross with Amy Jo Levine. Jeff Coelho leads the CUC lesson the next two weeks as we continue our study with Chapter Five, “The Women”. April 10th will bring our Lenten Study to a close.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Class Attendance

March 27, 2022

Members: 77
Zoom: 14
Total: 91

CUC Small Group Dinners

If you have not had the opportunity to sign up in class for CUC Small Group Dinners and would still like to get together at a dinner, please contact Kris Taylor to be added to an invitation list.

CUC Retreat Planning

If you are planning to go to our CUC retreat, Oct. 18-20, and wish to reserve your room now (cancellation up to 72 hours before event), you may call:

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Tel. #: 706 896 2262) at any time. Please tell the resort that you are booking one of the rooms being held in a block for CUC (lakeside room) for Oct. 18-20, 2022.

Rate is $149.48/night. and we are currently holding 30 rooms. Although The Ridges will ask for a credit card to secure your reservation, your credit card will not be charged until you check out at the conclusion of the retreat. The Retreat Committee hopes we will have a great turnout for what promises to be a joyous experience of worship and fellowship.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Beth and Bob Hamilton would like prayer for their 52 year old daughter, Meg in Bozeman, Montana, who had a TIA this past week.
  • CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Gannett Backus – April 4
  • Dave Roberts – April 4
  • Nancy Spence – April 9

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

From RUMC Director of Hospitality – Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00. Here are the menus for:

  • Tuesday: Herb Roasted Bone-In Chicken w/ Cream Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles, Beet and Bean Salad, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  • Beef Stew w/ Rice, Chicken Parmesan,
  • Red-eye Glazed Pork Tenderloin w/ Southern Rice Pilaf,
  • Moroccan Beef Stew w/ Carrot Raisin Pearl Couscous, Mac and Cheese

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Wedding Meatball Soup,
  • Bacon Corn Chowder

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper
next Wednesday, April 6, 4:30 -6:45PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

This week’s menu is:

  • Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread,
  • Minestrone, Featured Salad Bar.
  • And be on the look-out for an amazing Bobby Dickens Cake Creation for Dessert!! Espresso Cream Cake!

Also again this week you can stay after dinner for a free production of “Life With Father”, brought to you by the RUMC Acting Production Team!!

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers, if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

VENEZUELA NOW!

As a part of Serving Side by Side, we need your help to pack RUMC’s crate of supplies for the Wesley Medical Center in Venezuela! Already before the pandemic, and even more now, Venezuela was facing overlapping crises of poverty, hunger, and hopelessness, so we are partnering with Venezuela Now to help address some of the most acute concerns. If you can, please pick up one or more of the following items next time you’re at the store:

  • Large canisters of powdered baby formula
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) – adult and children’s
  • Advil (ibuprofen) – adult and children’s
  • Claritin (loratadine) – pill for adult, liquid for children
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine) – adult and children’s
  • Cough medicine (dextromethorphan) – adult and children’s
  • Multivitamins – adult and children’s
  • GasX (simethicone)
  • Tums (calcium carbonate)

We’ll have pieces of the crate in both the Sanctuary and the Chapel buildings to collect donations, then all items will be packaged up to be shipped to Venezuela to support families who visit the clinic. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of one of our great mission partners!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • April 3 – First Chapel Communion – 8:30 a.m.
  • April 13 – Maundy Thursday – Noon-7 p.m., Sanctuary, Drop-in with Communion
  • April 15 Good Friday, Good Friday, 7:30 p.m, Sanctuary , Seven Last Words service
  • April 17- Easter Sunday
    • 6:30 a.m. Chapel Sunrise Service
    • 9 a.m. – Sanctuary – Contemporary Service
    • 11:15 a.m- Sanctuary -Traditional Worship Service
    • 11:15 a.m. – Chapel • Chapel Roswell Service
      Go to RUMC website to learn more.
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – March 25, 2022

By His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and will raise us also.

1 Corinthians 6:14


Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Beloved Disciple

Mike Story has our lesson again this week. We are continuing Witness at the Cross with Amy Jo Levine. This week is Chapter Four “The Beloved Disciple”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Class Attendance

March 20, 2022

Members: 67

Zoom: 20

Total: 87

CUC Small Group Dinners

Sign-ups are starting for CUC Small Group Dinners. This is a wonderful chance to get together in small groups and get to know your fellow CUC members better while enjoying a shared meal. Sign up in class or contact Kris Taylor if you would like to participate.

CUC Retreat Planning

If you are planning to go to our CUC retreat, Oct. 18-20, and wish to reserve your room now (cancellation up to 72 hours before event), you may call:

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Tel. #: 706 896 2262) at any time. Please tell the resort that you are booking one of the rooms being held in a block for CUC (lakeside room) for Oct. 18-20, 2022.

Rate is $149.48/night. and we are currently holding 30 rooms. Although The Ridges will ask for a credit card to secure your reservation, your credit card will not be charged until you check out at the conclusion of the retreat. The Retreat Committee hopes we will have a great turnout for what promises to be a joyous experience of worship and fellowship.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Carey Floyd healing from removal of cancer on leg
  • Lynn Adcock’s great niece, Elizabeth Watts, age 11, as she is making a good recovery from open heart surgery
  • Linda Temples, former CUC member. Her sarcoidosis has flared up causing breathing problems.
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer, determining course of treatment
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts. This is a critical time for her. She has received the T-cell infusion and will have an MRI/CT scan in two weeks to gauge her progress.
  • Pray for CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Nancy Wright – March 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – March 31
  • Pat Stamps – April 1
  • Tom Knight – April 1

Anniversaries

  • George and Sue Waite March 30, 1968, East Orange, NJ, 54 years
  • Ron and Pat Peterson March 31, 1962, Birmingham, AL, 60 years!!

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 until 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.

Here are the menus for March 29th and March 31st

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Moroccan Beef w/ Couscous, Chickpea Salad, Flat Bread.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  • Ginger Sesame Beef w/ Chive Rice,
  • Honey Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Potato and Leek Bisque, Wedding Meatball Soup

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper
next Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Redeye-Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Wild Rice Pilaf, Stewed Black Eyed Peas w/ Collards, Corn Bread,
  • Roasted Corn and Bacon Chowder,
  • Featured Salad Bar,
  • Spiced Apple Cobbler Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Life With Father

ActingUp is Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed!
For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and
Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show. Call 678-871-7766

in case any tickets are available. The play will also be presented at 6:30 after the Wednesday Night supper on March 30. No admission fee , but a love offering will be requested. No reservations required.

Commons Project

You are invited to a Called Church Conference on
Wed. March 30 at 6:30 in the Chapel for a presentation of the Commons project for church members for a vote to proceed to the next steps.

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers , if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

Information About Ukraine Refugees

David Hills has received several letters from his contacts from Ukraine and Poland who have direct information on what is going on there. Folks interested in the newsletters should contact David personally or by email.

Rise Against Hunger

Thanks to those who participated in the packaging of 15,000 meals last Saturday. Marion Brown announced that those meals will be going to Haiti and to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.

VENEZUELA NOW!

As a part of Serving Side by Side, we need your help to pack RUMC’s crate of supplies for the Wesley Medical Center in Venezuela!

Already before the pandemic, and even more now, Venezuela was facing overlapping crises of poverty, hunger, and hopelessness. So, we are partnering with Venezuela Now to help address some of the most acute concerns. If you can, please pick up one or more of the following items next time you’re at the store:

  • Large canisters of powdered baby formula
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) – adult and children’s
  • Advil (ibuprofen) – adult and children’s
  • Claritin (loratadine) – pill for adult, liquid for children
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine) – adult and children’s
  • Cough medicine (dextromethorphan) – adult and children’s
  • Multivitamins – adult and children’s
  • GasX (simethicone)
  • Tums (calcium carbonate)

We’ll have pieces of the crate in both the Sanctuary and the Chapel buildings to collect donations, then all items will be packaged up to be shipped to Venezuela to support families who visit the clinic.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of one of our great mission partners!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

  • March 26, 5:30, March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • March 30, 6:30 – *Board of Stewards meeting on Commons Project* — Please be there
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat

CUC Newsletter – March 18, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Matt 27:54

The Soldiers

Mike Story has our lesson for the next two weeks. We are continuing Witness at the Cross with Amy Jo Levine. This week is Chapter Three, “The Soldiers”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Class Attendance

March 13, 2022

  • Members: 62
  • Visitors: 2
  • Teacher (class member) 1
  • Zoom: 24
  • Total: 89

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!
Allen and Carol Kline

CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Thank you to Mike and Garlinn Story, Jeff Coelho, and the rest of our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee for planning and putting on a really great and fun St. Patrick’s Day Party. A good time was had by all!

CUC Small Group Dinners

Sign-ups are starting for CUC Small Group Dinners. This is a wonderful chance to get together in small groups and get to know your fellow CUC members better while enjoying a shared meal. Sign up in class or contact Kris Taylor if you would like to participate.

CUC Retreat Planning

If you are planning to go to our CUC retreat, Oct. 18-20, and wish to reserve your room now (cancellation up to 72 hours before the event), you may call The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Tel. #: 706 896 2262) at any time.

Please tell the resort that you are booking one of the rooms being held in a block for CUC (lakeside room) for Oct. 18-20, 2022. Rate is $149.48/night. and we are currently holding 30 rooms. Although The Ridges will ask for a credit card to secure your reservation, your credit card will not be charged until you check out at the conclusion of the retreat.

The Retreat Committee hopes we will have a great turnout for what promises to be a joyous experience of worship and fellowship.

A Reminder

Please, each of you CUC members, do your part in keeping this newsletter interesting and current. Don’t think that somebody else will do it! If there are events that you think would be of interest to CUC members or updates or additions to prayer requests please let the editor know before Thursday evening each week. That is what will keep our weekly newsletter up-to-date and interesting.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Carey Floyd recovering from a fall
  • Lynn Adcock’s great niece, Elizabeth Watts, age 11, as she is making a good recovery from open heart surgery last Monday
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts as she battles cancer. This is a critical time for her. She has received the T-cell infusion and will have an MRI/CT scan in two weeks to gauge her progress.She is aware of and appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray for CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He has had improvement with his swallowing issues.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ucraine.

Memorial Service

Cheryl Hammersley’s husband Bill‘s memorial/celebration of life is on Thursday, March 24 at 1 PM in the RUMC Chapel followed by greeting and refreshments in the Parlor.

Birthdays

  • Diane Johnson – March 23
  • Maureen Osborn – March 24
  • Hazel Pearce – March 26

Anniversary

  • Bob and Sharon Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968, Las Vegas, NV , 54 years!

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 until 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for March 22th and March 24th

  • Tuesday: Ginger-Sesame Beef, Steamed White Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg Roll.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.
  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options! Shepherd’s Pie, Spinach and Mushroom Frittata, and Irish Beef Stew
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Potato and Leek Bisque, Black Bean Soup

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 -6:45PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Fresh Corn on the Cob, Biscuits, Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque, Lemon Pie, and Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.

Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up this weekend March 18-20. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal.

The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone.

There are many more mission opportunities coming up. See the RUMC website for more information.

Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show.

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers , if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • March 18 -20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30, March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • March 30, 6:30 – Board of Stewards meeting on Commons Project
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat

CUC – Sunday, March 13, 2022

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:22 NIV

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings time starts Sunday. Set your clocks ahead and don’t be late for class!

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The Other Victims

We continue our Lenten series in the book Witness at the Cross by Amy Jill Levine. The title of her second chapter is “The Other Victims”. Our own John Sharp is again our lesson leader.

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CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – March 13, 2022

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

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CUC Class Attendance

March 6, 2022

Members ..76

Visitors ..2

Zoom ..16

Total ..94

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CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Our St. Patrick’s Day party is Thursday, March 17th at 6PM at the Huntcliff Community Clubhouse and we are looking forward to a fun evening. We will have the food, dessert, iced tea, and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

If you have not paid, please be sure to get check for $30 each to CUC on Sunday or send a check to Mike Story.

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CUC Newsletter Updates

Thank you to Doug Tatom for filling in for your regular CUC weekly newsletter editor while the regular editor was on vacation.

Please, each of you CUC members, do your part in keeping this newsletter interesting and current. Don’t think that somebody else will do it! (They don’t!). If there are events that you think would be of interest to CUC members or updates or additions to prayer requests please let the editor know before Thursday evening each week. That is what will keep our weekly newsletter up-to-date and interesting.

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Prayer Requests

  • Gale Crolius as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Lynn Adcock’s great niece, Elizabeth Watts, age 11, will be having open heart surgery on:
    Monday, March 14.

We are saddened by our loss of Margie Avery after her valiant battle with cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma and he with Parkinsons Disease
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He has had improvement with his swallowing issues.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod who both are having multiple health issues.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation, the world, and its people.

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Birthdays

  • Patsy Lanham – March 13
  • MariAnna Brown – March 14
  • Pat Ball – March 17
  • David Hills – March 19

Anniversaries

  • Bill and Sandy Griffin – March 16, 1968, Newnan, GA, 54 years!

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Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

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From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 until 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for March 15th and March 17th

  • Tuesday: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Irish Beef Stew, Basil Mashed Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Soda Bread.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  • Cheeseburger Pot Pie, Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Golden Raisin Couscous
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Black Bean Soup

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

Shepherd’s Pie, Glazed Tri-Colored Carrots, Caraway Rolls, Potato Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Mint Chocolate Chip Cake, Assorted Cookies. Cost is $10.00 per adult for all you can eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage, $5.00 for Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages Meal.

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.

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Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up Next weekend March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal.

The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone.

A large number of people are needed to fill bags with vitamin packs, veggies, rice and soybeans to be transported to hungry people all over the world. Let’s form a CUC team to serve side by side in support of Rise Against Hunger. Sign up by clicking on:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a82da2fd0-rise/

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Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed!

  • For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show:
  • Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60)table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

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Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

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Calendar

  • March 17 – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30, March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat

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CUC – Sunday, March 6, 2022

As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).  Matthew 27:32-33

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Bystanders and Scoffers
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for 2022. As we do each year, members of our class will lead us in the study. John Sharp is our teacher this week from the book “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine. His lesson title is “Bystanders and Scoffers” We are going to take a close look at those who were present at the Crucifixion.

Each Gospel has its own story to tell, the witnesses have their own memories, and we will have an opportunity for a new insight. The witnesses watch Jesus die… we watch with them… we watch them…and we will come away transformed

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CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – March 6,  2022

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9712823041

Meeting ID: 971 282 3041

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

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CUC Class Attendance

February 27, 2022

Members .. 64

Visitors .. 2

Teacher .. 1

Zoom .. 19

Total .. 86

Visitors: Carol & Allen Klien

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Sign up for Daily Lenten Devotionals 
Pastor on the Porch

Join Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall for a time of conversation, connection, and prayer. We make space for people to explore questions, faith, and discipleship. This time is open to all people and ages. 
The group will meet bi-weekly from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 3 and ending on Thursday, May 12 on The Porch at 846 Mimosa Blvd. No registration is required. For more information,
contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall – email: mkimehall@rumc.com


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CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s DayOur St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next week. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Storywith your name(s).

We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.

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Prayer Requests:

  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

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Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Tuesday, March 8 – Johnie Wright
  • Friday, March 11  Betty Smith
  • Saturday, March 12 – Diane Stephens

Anniversaries

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Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

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From Jacob Crane:Wednesday Night Supper
March 9, 2022 – 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

Adult price for Wednesday Night Supper will now be $10.00 for all you can eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages! 

  • Oven Roasted Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy! 
  • Reverend Bill Floyd will be cooking up his famous Banana Pudding for dessert!

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals
continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

March 8th and March 10th:

  • Tuesday:  Cheesy Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Black Beans.
  • Thursday:  Greek Pork Meatballs, Golden Raisin Couscous, Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad, Flat Bread.
  • Bottled Water Available Upon Request

Frozen Meals $5
1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf (GF)
2. Ham Cordon Bleu Casserole
3. Mac and Cheese (Veg)
4. Cheeseburger Pot Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
5. Corn Chowder (GF)(Veg)
6. Beef Chili (GF)

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Volunteers Are NeededThe Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs@rumc.com.

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Serving Side by SideServing Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization  that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission  project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support  Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal. 
The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project on: 
Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone..  
At this time Pastor Brown is short of the number needed to fill bags with unopened vitamin packs, veggies, rice and soybeans to be transported to hungry people all over the world. Let’s form a CUC team to serve side by side in support of Rise Against Hunger. Sign up  by clicking on: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a82da2fd0-rise/

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Life With Father
ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm – Dinner and Show
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm – Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: 

  • Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) 
  • Table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). 
  • If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

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Support for Our CUC Missions:

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Dean Tucker – How the English Bible Came to Be

Selected Scholarly Bibliography

  • A Theology of the New Testament by George Eldon Ladd  
  • All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer 
  • All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer 
  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity edited by Everett Ferguson, Michael P. McHugh & 
  • Frederick W. Norris 
  • How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot 
  • The Age of Faith by Will Durant 
  • The Dictionary of Bible and Religion edited by William H. Gentz 
  • The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible 
  • by Paul D. Wagner 
  • The Murderous History of the Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning by Harry Freedman 
  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church edited by F.L. Cross & E.A. 
  • Livingstone 
  • Various versions and translations of the Bible

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  • March 6, Sunday – 8:30 a.m. –  First Sunday Chapel Communion Service
  • March 17, Thursday – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20, Friday thru Sunday – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, Saturday – 5:30pm and March 27, Sunday – 12:30pm – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 14 – 7:00-9:00am & 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday – Maundy Thursday – drop-in (in the Sanctuary)
  • April 15 – noon & 7:30pm, Friday – Good Friday – Youth-led service in the Chapel at noon & Seven Last Words of Christ service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
  • APRIL 17. Sunday – Easter
    • Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. on The Commons
    • Sanctuary Services – 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
    • Chapel Roswell – 11:15 a.m.
  • April 24, Sunday, 3:00pm – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20, Tuesday thru Thursday  – CUC Retreat

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CUC Newsletter for February 27, 2022

It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This down payment from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.  Ephesians 1:13-14



Sunday, February 27, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will conclude his excellent series this week. He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

Mark 13:312 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


CUC Class Attendance

February 20, 2022

Members .. 68

Visitors .. 5

Teacher .. 1

Zoom .. 9

Total .. 83


CUC Weekly Newsletter Updates

For any items to be added or removed from the Friday CUC newsletter, or any CUC prayer requests through Friday, March 4th please send to Doug Tatom.


Sign up for Daily Lenten Devotionals 

Ash Wednesday
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

  • Join us for a drop-in Ash Wednesday Experience
  • All are welcome to receive an imposition of ashes, Holy Communion, and a time of prayer in the Chapel.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Pastor on the Porch

Join Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall for a time of conversation, connection, and prayer. We make space for people to explore questions, faith, and discipleship. This time is open to all people and ages. 
The group will meet bi-weekly from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 3 and ending on Thursday, May 12 on The Porch at 846 Mimosa Blvd. No registration is required. For more information,
contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall – email: mkimehall@rumc.com


CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s DayOur St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next week. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Story with your name(s).

We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.


Prayer Requests:

  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox – Judy is home and feeling better, no change in brother-in-law Ron Fox. They would like to Thank CUC for all their wonderful prayers

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Marlene MacLeod – Sunday, February 27
  • Jeannie Ehlers – Monday, February 28
  • Linda Boswell – Friday, March 4

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – Sunday, February 27 – Anniversary – 1965
  • Stella and Wilfred Boayue – Sunday, February 27 – Anniversary – 1972

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane: Wednesday Night Supper
March 2, 2022 – 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Dill Crusted Salmon, Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Herbed Veggie Medley, Yeast Roll
  • Soup: Corn Chowder
  • Featured Salad Bar
  • Burnt Sugar Cake, and Assorted Cookies
  • Iced Tea and Coffee

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals
Continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Here are the menus for March 1st and March 3rd: 

  • Tuesday:  Chicken Cacciatore w/ Egg Noodle, Veggie Medley, Yeast Roll. 
  • Thursday:  Beef Chili, Steamed White Rice, Sauteed Corn and Peppers, Corn Bread. 

You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs@rumc.com.


Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm – Dinner and Show
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm – Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: 

  • Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) 
  • Table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). 
  • If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:


  • March 2, Wednesday – 11:30 am-1:00 pm & 4:00-7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday – drop-in
  • March 17, Thursday – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20, Friday thru Sunday – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, Saturday – 5:30pm and March 27, Sunday – 12:30pm – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 14 – 7:00-9:00am & 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday – Maundy Thursday – drop-in (in the Sanctuary)
  • April 15 – noon & 7:30pm, Friday – Good Friday – Youth-led service in the Chapel at noon & Seven Last Words of Christ service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
  • APRIL 4. Sunday – Easter
    • Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. on The Commons
    • Sanctuary Services – 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
    • Chapel Roswell – 11:15 a.m.
  • April 24, Sunday, 3:00pm – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20, Tuesday thru Thursday  – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – February 18, 2022

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV


Sunday, February 20, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will be leading CUC for the last 2 weeks in February, continuing his series . He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


CUC Class Attendance

February 13, 2022

Members …73

Teacher………1

Zoom………..18

Total ……….. 92


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

It has been agreed that CUC will donate $300 from our CUC treasury to support the Murphy Harpst February Birthday Party since we will be unable to go there to give the party this year.


CUC Weekly Newsletter Updates

For any items to be added or removed from the Friday CUC newsletter, or any CUC prayer requests through Friday, March 4th please send to Doug Tatom


CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Our St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next two weeks. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Story with your name(s). We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.


  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox. Judy is home now recovering, but was hospitalized with repeated symptoms of TIA.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Cheryl Hammersley’s husband Bill‘s memorial/celebration of life will be on Thursday, March 24 at 1 PM in the RUMC Chapel followed by greeting and refreshments in the Parlor.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Gannett and Sister Backus – January 22, 1972- Birmingham, AL, 50 years!!

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 22nd and February 24th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit.
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, BLT Salad, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals ($5) are:

  • Mac and Cheese,
  • BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac Combo,
  • Chicken Parmesan,
  • Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya,
  • Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs w/ Asian Rice,
  • Green Bean Casserole, and Potato and Ham Au Gratin Casserole.

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10):

  • Brunswick Stew,
  • Hot and Sour Ginger Cabbage Soup,
  • Tomato Bisque.

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 23, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45.

This week’s menu is:

  • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Mac and Cheese,
  • Green Bean and Carrot Medley,
  • Yeast Roll, Black Eyed Pea Soup,
  • Featured Salad Bar,
  • Pineapple Upside-down Cake, Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs @rumc.com.


Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60)table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

  • March 17 – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30 and March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – February 11, 2022

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31


Sunday, February 13, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will be leading CUC for the last three weeks in February. He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?
  • Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


CUC Class Attendance

February 6, 2022

Members 75

Visitors 4

Teacher 1

Zoom 17

Total 97


Tour of RUMC Campus

CUC is fortunate to have a number of folks who have joined the class recently. Several have mentioned they would like to know more about the history of RUMC and to tour the facilities.

We have scheduled an event for this coming Wednesday, February 16. We will gather in the parlor at 4:00 pm. The session will last approximately 1 ½ hours

The tour will end around 5:30 pm, just in time for Wednesday Night Dinner (which is optional – but you will be missing a good meal and fellowship).

The tour will be led by Gale & Roger Davis. There will be a sign-up sheet passed this Sunday and next.


CUC St Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Garlinn Story has announced plans for a CUC social event. The Huntcliff clubhouse has been booked for March 17th. So mark your calendar and plan to attend a fun party on that date.

A clipboard will be passed for signups for the St. Patrick’s Day party Thurs. March 17th. We have an estimate on the per person cost of $30 for a Irish style meal to be hosted at the Huntcliff Club house. Bring your own beverage (alcohol or not). Bottled water will be on each table. We need a firm commitment and clear numbers in order to proceed.

If you will be on Zoom, but want to sign up – please email Mike Story with your name(s)


CUC Fall Retreat

Photos – The Ridges 2021

Jim Morman has announced plans for the 2022 CUC Fall Retreat. It will be October 18-20, to be held again at The Ridges in Hiawasee. Our leader will be Michael Cromwell with the subject being “The Joy of Christianity”. Mark your calendars!


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Every February our CUC Class has the privilege of hosting a birthday party for residents at Murphy- Harpst Children’s Center. 2022 would be our seventh year to do this. Because that facility is on lockdown through the end of this month, we cannot visit the campus. Another plan is for us to provide funds for the staff there to provide cake, ice cream, paper goods and Bingo prizes for that very popular game, the amount to be decided. An announcement about this will be made in class on Sunday.


  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Cheryl Hammersley on the loss of her husband, Bill
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox. Judy has been hospitalized with repeated symptoms of TIA. Ron also has major health problems. Bev & Doug are visiting with them in SC. Pray also for negative Covid tests. (Update: there were Negative Covid Tests!)

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • (Mr.)Pat Cooney – February 15
  • Tom Erdman – February 18

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane:

Take Home meals – Wednesday Night Out

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 15th and February 17th:

  • Tuesday: Crunchy Beef Tacos, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans.
  • Thursday: Ham and Potato Au Gratin, Green Bean Casserole, Yeast Roll.

Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals is:

  • BBQ Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf,
  • Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta,
  • Stir-Fried Vegetable Lo-Mein,
  • BBQ Pork and Mac Combo,
  • Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya,
  • Sweet and Sour Pork, Meatballs w/ Asian Rice,
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Hot and Sour Ginger Cabbage Soup, and Brunswick Stew

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 16, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45. This week’s menu is

  • Chicken Piccata,
  • Lemon Basil Linguine,
  • Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli,
  • Garlic Bread,
  • Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque, Italian Cream Cake, Assorted Cookies.

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs jhobbs @rumc.com.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch is hosting the Fourteenth Annual Peachtree Tea on February 22, at 11:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. Guests participate in a silent auction of items from the best retailers and service providers in the metro area. In addition to the silent auction, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a luncheon with a special guest speaker, and of course, a selection of freshly brewed teas.

Proceeds will help HomeStretch provide safe, affordable, quality housing and life changing services for working, homeless parents and their children.

CUC always has at least one table of guests for this event and usually a carpool drives from the church. You can register on line. See Lynn Adcock for more information and to be sure you have a ride if you need one and a seat at the CUC table.


Life With Father

Acting Up is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and Sunday, March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show:

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • February 16 – TOUR OF RUMC CAMPUS– 4:00 pm
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 17- CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30 and March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


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